Monthly Archives: June 2016

Canadian Diabetic Assoc. Member Speaks to Local Group

Submitted by: Linda Gilchrist | Stan Struthers, newly elected member of the Canadian Diabetic Association, recently returned from his first meeting in Toronto. He willingly accepted an invitation to speak to the local diabetic group. Pictured above: Stan Struthers and Linda Gilchrist Click picture for a larger version. It was very interesting for the group [...]

2016/06/09Local Interest

Co-op 2016 Grad BBQ – June 10, 2016

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretsky-Denischuk CO-Op Smokie -On -A Bun Friday June 10, 2016 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Swan Valley CO-OP Market Place! Smokie -on -a Bun, Canned Drink and a Cookie for Just $5! Proceeds will benefit our 2016 Grad Ceremony, Banquet and Safe Grad!

2016/06/09Local Interest

Judy and Randy Schneider Win Award for Country Yard

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko | At the annual banquet of the Manitoba Good Roads Association, Bob Omeniuk, MGRA Board Member presented the Rebeck Shield to winners Judy and Randy Schneider of Benito for Best Country Non-Farm Home Grounds – District 5 Photo credit: Sandy Black Click any picture for a larger version.

2016/06/08Local Interest

Tuesday Night Gals Golf – June 14, 2016

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Night Gals Golf Wine & Cheese/salads June 14, 2016 Shotgun start at 6pm Scramble format. Sponsored by Formo Motors. Cost is $15/person plus non-members pay a reduced green fee of $15. Food & prizes included. Meet the new pro and his staff. Everyone is WELCOME. Register ahead at 734-3935.

2016/06/08Local Interest

Great Music at Durban Hall 86th Anniversary Dance

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | The 86 Anniversary Saturday Night Dance was held Saturday June 04, 2016 at the Durban Hall. Good People Good Food Good Music Click any picture for a larger version. A band called Prairie Crocus, from the Interlake area plus two local musicians entertained the dancing crowd with great music. A [...]

2016/06/08Local Interest

Knox United Church Spaghetti Supper – June 10, 2016

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Knox United Church Spaghetti Supper Friday, June 10, 2016 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Minitonas Town Hall $12.00 – adults; $6.00 – 6-12 years; free 5 and under. Takeout is available 204-525-4840 Photo Contest Categories: Flowers, Scenery and Animals (no people) 1st place in each category wins a $25.00 cash [...]

2016/06/07Local Interest

Innovation and Teamwork at SVRSS Science Olympics

Submitted by: Paula Shevernoha | On Thursday, June 2, 2016 the SVRSS Science Department held the first, of what we hope will be many future Science Olympics, in almost twenty years! Click any picture for a larger version. Twelve teams of four SVRSS students participated in 4 very challenging events. Every event had a specific [...]

2016/06/07Local Interest

SVAPL BBQ Lunch – June 18, 2016

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League BBQ Lunch Sat. June 18, 2016 11 am to 2 pm Minitonas Community Store Hot dog or hamburger and a drink for only $5. Proceeds will be donated to SVAPL! Shelter dogs and cats will be in attendance!

2016/06/06Local Interest

Good Times and Curly Fries at Safe Grad BBQ

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretsky-Denischuk The 2016 Safe Grad Committee received excellent community support for their Barbecue on Friday, hosted and sponsored by Kal Tire, Quik Stop, Royal LePage and the Bowsman and District Lions Club. Click any picture for a larger version. The weather was great and everyone had a chance, to visit and laugh [...]

2016/06/06Local Interest

Special Olympic Fundraiser BBQ – June 8, 2016

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Fundraiser BBQ Supporting our Parkland Special Olympic Athletes Wed. June 8, 2016 11 am — 2 pm In front of Swan River Home Hardware BBQ Hamburger and Beverage $5 Pre-order Delivery in Swan River Fax Pre-order form to 734-4342 Or Call/Text 281-3387 (leave a message) Celebrating Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness [...]

2016/06/05Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 30, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 30, 2016 Northwest Regiona Temperatures and rainfall amounts were extremely variable throughout the Northwest Region over the past week. Rainfall amounts varied from 0 to 50 mm of precipitation; the higher amounts were recorded in the Ste Rose/Dauphin areas. Soil moisture is [...]

2016/06/04Local Interest

Stress Without Distress Workshop – June 25, 2016

Submitted by: David Ogram | Stress Without Distress Workshop Sat. June 25, 2016 2:30 pm Free Admission Seventh-day Adventist Church, Swan River 1200 1st St. South Click here for the poster. Contact Dave 734-4868 for more info Glenda Nischuk, Nutritional Consultant Better LivingCentre Yorkton, SK

2016/06/03Local Interest

New Faces and New Friends at Welcome Pot Luck

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | Swan Valley Settlement and Immigrant Services (SVSIS) held their annual Newcomer welcome pot luck supper on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Click any picture for a larger version. The event was attended by Canadians and newcomers from the Philippines, Germany , USA, UK, South Africa, Jamaica and Ukraine.

2016/06/03Local Interest

Over 200 Participants Walk With a Doc in Legion Park

Submitted by Laurie Evans | The 1st Annual Walk with a Doc event held on May 25, 2016 in the Legion Park was a great success with over 200 people participating! Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to Taylor School, Services to Seniors and the Swan Valley Primary Care Clinic for their [...]

2016/06/02Local Interest

Matt Black Wins Chase the Ace Jackpot

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn | The most recent winner for the Bowsman Skating Rink and Bowsman Curling Club Chase the Ace jackpot was Matt Black from Bowsman. Big congratulations to Matt who won $6,858 and donated $500 back to the Bowsman rink clubs. Pictured above with Matt Black is presenter Carol Silverthorn. Another round of [...]

2016/06/02Local Interest

Manitoba Nurses Union Donates to Community Foundation

Submitted by: Michael Yablonski On April 20th, 2016, nurses of The Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) and guests attending the MNU Annual General Meeting and Banquet in Brandon at the Keystone Center, raised money for a local charity in Swan River. Pictured above: Michael Yablonski, RN representing the Manitoba Nurses Union. makes a formal presentation of [...]

2016/06/01Local Interest

CBF Hosts Fundraiser for Fort McMurray

Submitted by: Tracy Burick | On Friday May 27, 2016 CBF Church hosted a Fort McMurray BBQ Fundraiser at the Swan River Fire Hall. The group sold hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, and drinks from 11am – 1pm. Click any picture for a larger version. It was cold enough to see your breath but people still [...]

2016/06/01Local Interest